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Donor of the Month - Bank of America

Posted: August 22, 2017

We are proud to have partnered with Bank of America since 2009 because we believe in their mission of building thriving communities and advancing economic mobility by addressing issues related to workforce development and education, community development, and basic needs. Together Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) and Bank of America are helping to address the immediate needs of our youth and our community, as well as partner together for longer term solutions for economic self-sufficiency.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado engages with Bank of America in many ways including the mentor2.0 program, philanthropic grants, event sponsorship, employee engagement, and board leadership. BBBSC and Bank of America are aligned with our viewpoint that it’s our responsibility to mentor and develop the next generation of community members and leaders to give back to our community and to a thriving Colorado. “What excites me about working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is the significant impact they make on the next generation of our community,” said Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America. “The role mentoring plays in the lives of the Littles is life changing. Research proves that these kids who have this mentoring-type relationship will be much less likely to partake in delinquent behavior, to increase their confidence level and to go on to become productive members of our society and potentially even future leaders.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is honored to be a Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Partner, and grateful the bank is a Founding Partner of our mentor2.0 program. Mentor2.0 matches high school students one-to-one with college-educated mentors and provides them with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce. The curricula focuses on developing a mentees non-cognitive skills that are necessary for college success such as perseverance, critical thinking, help seeking and self-advocacy, and optimism about the future. The curricula also develops college knowledge focusing on college selection, applications, and financial aid.

Thank you Bank of America for your continued partnership with BBBSC. Together, through mentor2.0 we are advancing the economic mobility of low income communities and providing students with the skills they need to graduate prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce.

Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America Jodi Rolland, BigBrothers Big Sisters of Colorado CEO Dave Ryan, and Board Chair Jim Qualteri.